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Day 28: Your Gift

Posted by undergroundchurch on February 1, 2011

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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10

Three tragedies in the church are:

  1. People that do not function in their gifts because they don’t know what their gifting(s) are
  2. People that do not function in their gifts even though they know their gifting(s), because they don’t think it is their responsibility
  3. People that do not function in their gifts because they are working in an area that doesn’t use their gifting(s)

The church is not the pastor, the building, the programs, the leadership, the deacons, the elders, the board of directors, the secretary, the ushers or the janitors.  The church is ever believer!

We are the Body of Christ made up of many parts (people) – each person with at least one gift that is essential to effective ministry to the church and the world around us.

Think of the number of people in your church group.  Now think of the number of people in your church actually doing something in the church.  If that number is less than 100%, then your church is not at full-power. If you are not in that number, then you can do something about it.

  1. Understand the gift(s) God has given to you
  2. Find something to do in your church that fits your strengths
  3. If you can’t find something in the church, find something outside the church that you can do as an extension of Christ ministry through you

Can you imagine the powerful influence and strength the church would have in America alone if every believer functioned in their gifts in their churches?



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